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10 Famous Quotes by William Ernest Henley
8/23/1849 - 7/11/1903
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What is the voice of strange command Calling you still, as friend calls friend, With love that cannot brook delay, To rise and follow the ways that wend Over the hills and far away.

Mountains Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Rhymes and Rhythms (1)

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Or ever the knightly years were gone With the old world to the grave, I was a king in Babylon And you were a Christian slave.

Evolution Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Echoes (XXXVII)

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It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishment the scroll. I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.

Inspirational Quotes, by William Ernest Henley

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The smoke ascends In a rosy-and-golden haze. The spires Shine and are changed. In the valley Shadows rise. The lark sings on. The sun Closing his benediction, Sinks, and the darkening air Thrills with the sense of the triumphing night,-- Night with train of stars And her great gift of sleep.

Night Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Margaritoe Sorori

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The nightingale has a lyre of gold, The lark's is a clarion call, And the blackbird plays but a boxwood flute, But I love him best of all. For his song is all the joy of life, And we in the mad spring weather, We two have listened till he sang Our hearts and lips together.

Birds Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Echoes

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Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain.

Pleasure Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Ballade of Truisms

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A late lark twitters from the quiet skies: And from the west, Where the sun, his day's work ended, Lingers as in content, There falls on the old, gray city An influence luminous and serene, A shining peace.

Night Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Margaritoe Sorori

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O Death! O Change! O Time! Without you, O! the insufferable eyes Of these poor Might-Have-Beens, These fatuous, ineffectual yesterdays.

Past Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Rhymes and Rhythms (XIII)

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Here is the ghost Of a summer that lived for us, Here is a promise Of summer to be.

Summer Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Rhymes and Rhythms

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Failing yet gracious, Slow pacing, soon homing, A patriarch that strolls Through the tents of his children, The sun as he journeys His round on the lower Ascents of the blue, Washes the roofs And the hillsides with clarity.

Sun Quotes, by William Ernest Henley , Source: Rhymes and Rhythms

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